Travel experiences

Posts about my travel experiences, the good, the bad and the funny ones. Plus all posts about activities I love to do on my trips!

 

A Three Day Hike Through The Rice Terraces Of Banaue, Cambulo And Batad

The famous rice terraces of Batad were one of the most impressive sights I’ve seen during our 5 month trip around the world.  Found on Luzon in the Ifugao mountains these ingenious rice terraces are sometimes called the 8th world wonder and rightfully so! The terraces are believed to be over 2000 years old, it’s astonishing the Ifugaos have been able to…

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Hiking The Koyasan Choishi Michi Pilgrimage Trail

One of the coolest things of my 1 month trip to Japan was hiking the Koyasan Choishi Michi pilgrimage trail. I learned about this trail via a friend who lived in Japan and gave me some awesome insider advice. I love hiking and being outdoor and thus it was a no-brainer: we would hike the Choishi Michi trail. But… it wasn’t…

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10 Awesome Things To Do In New Zealand

In my previous New Zealand posts I have repeated over and over that it’s is my favorite country in the world. It is so incredibly beautiful! Together with my husband, I spent 6 weeks exploring the South and North Island and there are still so many places to be discovered, I definitely have to go back one day… Nonetheless, I have seen…

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The 10 Most Beautiful Lakes In New Zealand

In 2015 I was lucky enough to travel around New Zealand by campervan for 6 weeks. It’s still one of the best trips of my life! New Zealand has amazing nature, wonderful wildlife, unique flightless birds and the friendliest people. New Zealand lakes Besides mountains, tropical forests, dunes, green rolling hills and volcanoes New Zealand has a lot of lakes. In fact, when…

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New Zealand Itinerary: A 6 Week Road Trip Around The North And South Island

If you are planning a trip to New Zealand, which you totally should because it is awesome, it can be quite daunting to determine where to go. New Zealand is a incredibly beautiful country and with so much to see, choosing a realistic travel itinerary can be a challenge. New Zealand itinerary To help you plan your New Zealand trip…

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19 Awesome Short Hikes On The North and South Island of New Zealand

New Zealand is hikers paradise! There are countless amazing hikes and tracks, ranging from week-long trails to 20 minute circuits, leading along beaches, through forest or to beautiful waterfalls. You could spend a lifetime hiking in New Zealand and still you wouldn’t have seen it all… 19 awesome and easy short hikes in New Zealand I love hiking and during my…

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How Much Does It Cost To Travel Canada: A Budget Breakdown

If you are planning a trip to Canada, you may worry about your travel budget since Canada isn’t exactly known as a cheap destination. But don’t despair, I wrote this post to show you exactly how much we spent on our Canada road trip and how to save money when traveling to Canada. How to save money when traveling Canada…

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Vancouver To Whistler: The Ultimate Sea To Sky Highway Road Trip Guide

After spending 2 and a half months driving around Canada, I can confidently say it’s one of the best road trip countries in the world! We started our trip in Vancouver, bought a car and explored Vancouver Island before arriving at start of the much anticipated Highway 99, aka the Sea to Sky highway, from Vancouver to Whistler. And despite…

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How To Buy A Car Or Camper Van In Canada As A Tourist

Believe me when I say I was a little scared about buying a car for our Canada and U.S.A. road trip. We had never owned a car before, not even back home in the Netherlands. After all, why waste money on a car in a tiny country where you can reach everything by public transport. That meant however, we had…

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East Coast Australia Road Trip Itinerary: Cairns To Melbourne

Australia is the 6th biggest country in the world and an amazing road trip destination! Because Frank and I are huge road trip addicts it wasn’t a surprise an East Coast Australia road trip would be included in our yearlong trip around the world. Frank and I drove from Cairns to Melbourne with a camper van and explored Australia’s beautiful…

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